REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
Request for Qualifications for The Seam Now Open
The City of Charlotte is soliciting Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from consultants/firms/teams to provide planning, community engagement, and corridor‐level (planning) design for the development of The Seam, formally called the Mooresville to Charlotte Trail. Information related to this solicitation, including any addenda, will be posted to the State of North Carolina Interactive Purchasing System website at https://www.ips.state.nc.us/IPS/Default.aspx. RFQ’s must be submitted by 5:00 pm December 20, 2021.
For questions related to this solicitation contact: Curtis Bridges, Principal Planner, Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO), c/o City of Charlotte, 600 E 4th St, 8th Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202 or by email at Curtis.Bridges@charlottenc.gov.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON AMENDMENTS TO THE CRTPO’S PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT PLAN IS CLOSED
The CRTPO opened a 45-day public comment period on the update to its Public Involvement Plan (PIP) from September 15 until October 31, 2021. The update is to the Comprehensive Transportation Plan (CTP) amendment guidelines and processes section of the PIP. You can view the full media release here.
CRTPO BOARD APPROVED $11 MILLION OF TRANSPORTATION FUNDING FOR IREDELL, MECKLENBURG AND UNION COUNTIES
CRTPO Board approved approximately $3.3 million to fund a transportation planning project, intersections and sidewalk improvements across the region
The CRTPO Board approved $3.3 million following the annual 2021 spring call for existing discretionary projects that have experienced a funding shortfall at its June 16, 2021 meeting. The Project Oversight Committee (POC) reviewed the project submittals and validated that projects were scored appropriately and qualified for discretionary project funds based upon CRTPO’s Discretionary Funds Policy Guide.
CRTPO Board approved approximately $7.9 million to supplemental maintenance funded projects in Iredell, Mecklenburg and Union counties
The CRTPO Board approved $7.9 million from a COVID relief bill (HIP-CRRSAA) that was enacted by Congress in December 2020. The purpose of the Act is to address coronavirus disease 2019 impacts related to Highway Infrastructure Programs. The spirit of the Act is to get people back to work quickly. The CRTPO received $7,949,000 based on factors such as population share and lane miles.
Projects will be on various routes with various maintenance activities in Iredell, Mecklenburg, and Union counties. Projects will include, but are not limited to, resurfacing, traffic signal loop replacement, pavement restriping and traffic signal upgrades. These maintenance projects are scheduled to start in 2022.
A complete list of projects and funds awarded, as well as the COVID relief funds allocation can be found on the Discretionary Projects page and in the news release. If you have any questions about discretionary, maintenance or funded projects, please contact Jennifer Stafford at email@example.com.
PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON THE FUTURE FRED D. ALEXANDER BOULEVARD ALIGNMENT HAS CLOSED
CRTPO held a public comment period on modifications to the future alignment of Fred D. Alexander Boulevard. This public comment period provided an opportunity for residents, business owners and other interested parties, within the Charlotte Urbanized Area, which includes Iredell, Mecklenburg and portions of Union County, to submit comments to CRTPO.
Fred D. Alexander Boulevard is a planned roadway that will connect Interstate 85 and Interstate 77 in the northwest area of the City. The reason for this modification is that a portion of this corridor will be dedicated as part of a development along its path. This amended alignment will better serve future development and provide additional opportunities for future access to adjacent properties. A map of the proposed alignment modification can be viewed here.
Action by the CRTPO Board has been postponed while staff review and respond to comments received.
2021 CRTPO BOARD MEETING SCHEDULE
The Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) Board meets on the third Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m. Additional meetings are scheduled as needed. The 2021 CRTPO Board meetings will be held remotely until further notice. The meetings are also streamed on Facebook Live. CRTPO education sessions are frequently held before the start of the regular meeting and begin at 5 p.m. No action is taken during education sessions. A complete list of meeting dates can be found in the news release here.
CRTPO meetings will continue to be held remotely until further notice.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing guidance, the Charlotte Regional Transportation Planning Organization (CRTPO) policy board and technical committee meetings will continue to be held remotely, without access to the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center. CRTPO board delegates and alternates may participate remotely via Zoom. The meetings will also be streamed on Facebook Live for residents and stakeholders.
While it is critical to our communities to follow social distancing guidelines, we want to honor our commitment of providing full access to our public meetings. Residents are encouraged to use Facebook Live to view the meeting.
Due to in-person limitations from the COVID-19 pandemic, residents that wish to provide public comments may do so by submitting their comments in advance via regular mail or e-mail. The comments must be received by 2 p.m. on the meeting date. The public comments (or excerpts thereof) will be provided to the CRTPO Board prior to the meeting and shared verbally during the meeting.
Individuals desiring to submit comments for the public comment period or on the action items can do so by:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Neil.Burke@charlottenc.gov
City of Charlotte
600 E. Fourth St., 8th Floor
Charlotte, NC 28202
(please be aware that U.S. Mail is currently being received slower than usual)
Please reference the applicable public comment or action item in your comments. Comments must be received by 2 p.m. on the meeting date to be summarized during the meeting to the CRTPO Board and provided in full as part of the meeting minutes.
Residents that wish to provide verbal public comments, can do so by submitting an email to the CRTPO Secretary, at email@example.com, no less than five (5) minutes before the start of a CRTPO Board meeting. (Verbal public comments may be via Zoom during the COVID-19 pandemic due to in-person limitations or restrictions.)
Please reference the applicable public comment or action item in your email. The speaker(s) will be recognized by the CRTPO Board Chair during the public comment period on the agenda. CRTPO Bylaws limit speakers to three minutes each and the comment period to 20 minutes.
The CRTPO Board agenda and related meeting materials are available on CRTPO’s website in advance of the meetings.
Please contact Neil Burke, CRTPO Secretary, with any questions:
For information about NCDOT public meetings, visit the NCDOT public meetings web page.